A Room with a View Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Miss Bartlett discover after unpacking?

2. What does Mr. Emerson show Lucy at the church?

3. Is Lucy considered more of a Modern or Medieval woman?

4. Why does Lucy go somewhere with Miss Bartlett at the beginning of Chapter 5?

5. Following the group ride out to the country, Miss Bartlett decides to take Lucy where?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it ironic that Cecil is the one who facilitates the Emersons' move to the villa?

2. What do violets represent in Room with a View? Where are they mentioned prior to Chapter 6?

3. When Cecil speaks to Lucy's mother and brother about Cecil's engagement to Lucy, what are some of the remarks Cecil makes?

4. Miss Bartlett and Miss Lavish spend a great deal of time determining who should sit where on the carriage ride so as to avoid tension. In the end, the two women lose control of the seating. What does this symbolize?

5. What symbol in nature is used to express Lucy's emotion after her kiss with George?

6. When Phaeton is instructed to drop off Persephone, Lucy wavers between two emotions. What are they?

7. Why is Lucy shocked to learn her kiss with George appears in Miss Lavish's novel?

8. When Mrs. Honeychurch meets the Emersons at church, Lucy realizes George and her parents would most likely get along. Why is this significant?

9. After Lucy has a fight with Mrs. Honeychurch, what is the view she sees out the window?

10. What does George do to Lucy's photographs? What does this act symbolize?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"A Room with a View" is both the title of the novel and a metaphor for life. Explain what is meant by a room with a view. Cite three examples from the novel where a room with or without a view is mentioned and why.

Essay Topic 2

The word "muddle" is introduced in "A Room with a View" and is significant to the characters and how they live their lives.

1) Discuss the definition of a "muddle".

2) Cite instances where the word "muddle" is used to describe an emotional state and why.

3) Based on the text, analyze whether being in a "muddle" leads to positive results for a character and why.

Essay Topic 3

Foreshadowing is used frequently in "A Room with a View". Choose three examples of foreshadowing in the story. Explain how it helped add to the story being told.

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